Category: Housing

Council Schedule Highlights Week of January 6th, 2020

Council Schedule Highlights Week of January 6th, 2020

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council Monday, January 6th, 2020 1:30 pm Community Development Committee Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access meeting materials at www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees. Proposal №2019–97s, Affordable Housing Incentives Sponsored by: Councilmembers Derek Young, Marty Campbell, and Connie Ladenburg This …

Vision 2050 Recommended for Approval

Vision 2050 Recommended for Approval

Our new regional land use plan for Kitsap, Snohomish, King and Pierce counties is ready for final approval by the Puget Sound Regional Council. – Derek Young, Pierce County Council After almost two years of work and over 200 amendments, we’re ready to recommend our regional land use plan update to the Puget Sound Regional …

Council Schedule Highlights Week of December 2nd, 2019

Council Schedule Highlights Week of December 2nd, 2019

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council Monday, December 2nd, 2019 1:30 pm Community Development Committee Regularly scheduled meetings are broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and channel 20 (Rainier Connect). Access meeting materials at www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees. Proposal №2019–97, Affordable Housing Incentives Sponsored by: Council Derek Young, Marty Campbell, and Connie Ladenburg We …

Renewing Pierce County’s Commitment to Veterans

Renewing Pierce County’s Commitment to Veterans

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council As home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and located close to military installations around Puget Sound, Pierce County has one of the largest concentrations of veterans in the country. We’re grateful for those who served and are proud to have them as valuable employees, leaders, and members of our community. …

Prioritizing People

Prioritizing People

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council At this afternoon’s Council meeting, I voted against Resolution 2019–133. The bill states that county road funding is inadequate to our needs and asks our Transportation Advisory Commission to make a recommendation for increased funding. The revenue shortfall is real, but the same is true for many critical services our …

Clearing up confusion on the Affordable Housing Tax Credit

Clearing up confusion on the Affordable Housing Tax Credit

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council After the Legislature stepped up to meet the demands of the housing crisis, Pierce County and Tacoma, along with local governments from across the state, are implementing Substitute House Bill 1406. The new law allows a small portion of the state’s share of the sales tax to be redirected …

New Funding for Housing in Pierce County

New Funding for Housing in Pierce County

– Derek Young, Pierce County Council This Monday the Council’s Rules Committee will consider a bill I sponsored, Resolution 2019–95. It signals the County’s intent to take advantage of a sales tax revenue sharing program created by the State with . If all goes well, I expect a final vote on August 13th. HB 1406 …